Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

P a a a a a a a an H ea d



Many people with vans on build bikes to look like this, this bike is just - well "IS"

My homeboy Tod is one of those guys that when you need'em he's always there and in return for Tod's generosity god gave him this little gift straight from Austin - a super bad ass 62' pan that purs like a oriental hooker on friday night, set in a 56' frame, followed by using a sweet 30's springer. If this aint moto porn then nothing is.

Me Love Long Time...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

REVIEW - MOYLANS KILTLIFTER


MOYLANS KILT LIFTER (***) Three Stars
The Brewery:
Robust and Strapping, Our Scotch Ale takes BIG Beers to a whole new level. Rich malt balances perfectly with delicate hops to provide a concentrated and intense flavor; an ideal companion for hearty foods, or as a meal unto itsself. Allow this ale to warm slightly in your glass to enhance its truly bold character. Sharing is encouraged, as this is one beer that lives up to its name! Hey! No peeking! Slainté!
Alcohol 8.0% by Volume.

Professional Opinion:
Kilt Lifter pours a very nice rich copper reddish brown with a decent sized light caramel off white head that dissipates nicely leaving a very light lace.
The nose has a wonderful caramel sweet robust smell that has an aged scotch barrel finish.
The Beer has a wonderful Oak note in the beginning but is quickly overpowered with a sweet taste of caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, over ripened fruit and finished wonderfully with a nice back bone of malt.
It’s a very nice beer and easy to drink.

Personal Opinion:
Not a really big fan of this beer, but it was a gift from a fellow rider and friend that brought it over when he came to drink some of my beers – this I appreciate and thank you very much – a true gentlemen.
The first time I had a Kiltlifter, I was on my way home and saw my friends car parked outside of a bar in San Diego. I decided to stop in and after five pictures we left to a titty bar. I lost my wallet five times, but every time a cute stripper girl would bring it back to me. Im not really a strip bar kind of guy, but I will tell you some of the most honest nice real human beings I have ever met were strippers – so don’t talk shit!
Back to the beer; even if it is not my choice of ale I found it very enjoyable, not really something I would want to drink alone, but to share it with a friend was great, the strong notes of ripened fruit and sugar are not balanced enough with a malt backbone in which made it hard for me to give this beer more than three stars.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I have moments...

BSA Chop


This guy did such a good job on this bike, I cant remember his name, but I met him on the JJ a few years back. Im still totally stoked on this little hard tailed creature - LUV IT! as my wife would say.

Friday, March 19, 2010

St Pats - the Reflection


As we all know St Patricks Day was two days ago. Yes, we all wore green and thought we were Irish for a day, but lets take time to reflect what the fuck is really going on.
First of all; its St. Patricks day, yep, St PATRICKS day, oh yeh, ST. PATRICKS day, did I say SAINT? well yes I did.... most traditional Catholic holiday's happen to use a person whom is a saint to represent. Are all you stupid mother F'rs running around dressed as leprechauns Catholic?
This man is one of the patron saints of Ireland, he was known for teaching the gospel of the Holy Trinity though the symbol of the three leaf clover to those dirty stupid little Pagans, you know the ones that were happy worshiping a serpent instead of a Santa Claus or a Zues, and if they didnt convert, no problem, kill the little bastards and their ways. Famous for Driving those snakes out of Ireland and that he did!

Anyhow, this is the Friday rant, I happen to like this Holiday, its almost American because it doesnt mean a damned thing anymore. Have a Pint or two - three, any excuse to drink a beer is good enough for me.

Cheers

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pyramid Brewery Fling Pale Ale Review

Pyramid Brewery
“Fling” Pale Ale
Three Stars ***

Brewery:
Our spectacular pale ale is a tantalizing mix of hops and malts offering a moment of unrestrained pleasure with each delectable sip.
Alcohol By Volume:
5.2%
IBU:
36
Malts:
2-Row, Caramel
Hops:
Nugget, Willamette, Cascade/Fuggle hybrid

Professional Opinion:
Fling Pale Ale pours a yellow light brown, much like a honey color with a small head that dissipates very, very quickly leaving little or no lace.
The nose has a fruity caramel bread aroma with a tad of hops and malt to satisfy any beer nose aficionado. The Beer is considered a medium bodied beer that follows the nose quite nicely with a balancing act of 2-row and caramel malts to provide an excellent balanced beer.

Personal Opinion:
Not being a big fan of this style of beer as well seeing the head disappear faster than a rabbits ass when shooting a 10 gauge at them in the fields as a youngster. I was pleasantly surprised with the nose as well the taste. A little hops to satisfy any CA beer snob drinker but truly light enough to use as a session beer – very refreshing on this years first 80 degree day. I would say it reminded me of a real light Belgian Trippel with a small bit of sourness to the beer – I liked it and not ashamed to say so, I consider it the best beer Pyramid has yet to put out.

Cheers

Friday, March 12, 2010

See ya tomorrow Bro...

Go see my friend Dylan kill it on keyboards tonight in Oceanside...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

1966 YDS-3 with a YDS-1 Tank - My old Cafe

To fast for my health, It would go and then take to long to stop, pre RD, this little bad ass was fun.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pliney the Elder - Beer Review



The Brewery:
Pliny the Elder comes in at roughly 8% alcohol, with 6 separate hop additions! This beer is named after Gainus Plinius Secondus, or Pliny The Elder, who came up with the botanicle name for hops - lupus salictarius (wolf among scrubs). Sadlly, Pliny died while helping people escape the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in August, 79 AD. (see, who says beer can't make you smarter!) With a light malt base and intense hop flavor, this will give any hop-head a run for his money!

Professional Opinion:
Pours a very bright Orange color, if poured correctly it will leave a two inch head which dissipates rather quickly leaving a very light lace around the glass
The nose has a very fresh and wonderful grapefruit, tropical fruits, fresh citrus and grass aroma.
The Beer is considered to be a double IPA, flavors bursting with Pine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, lemon and a small but perfectly balanced malt backbone. A true double IPA that is considered a hop head beer, but with little tongue buckling that many others offer.

Personal Opinion:
For the last five years living in Temecula I have had a neighbor of mine telling me about the old Temecula brewery and how he grew up with the guy that ran it. The brewery would put flyers out to the neighbors of Temecula and invite them to help bottle their beer three times a year, in return drink all you want and go home with a small care package – pretty fricking cool if you ask me…Years later the owner moved the brewery up to the Russian River brewery where he still remains – all I have to say is; please come back – please!
A few years back I got the chance to try this beer by recommendation and have never looked back. I was absolutely blown away, by not only its flavor but also its looks – just an absolutely beautiful beer.
Needless to say Pliny the Elder is absolutely my favorite beer in the world right now (running for two years now), the citrus notes with the BIG hoppy character that is balanced with just enough malt to kill the bitterness that many double IPA’s have in which makes Pliny the Elder a very refreshing lovely beer.
If you haven’t tried it, then do so you will be truly amazed by the flavor, the pour, the nose – it all wraps up together to create an outstanding great beer.

PLINY THE ELDER


Thursday, March 4, 2010

The XS I Bult




Thursday Rant....
Funny how many HD guys and so called purists dont understand the whole Japper concept. For one thing, many would argue that jappers are better bikes, many being over 30 years old just need a bit of cleaning, new oil, fuel and the way they go - can HD or Brit "purists: say such a thing....hmmmm!
Dont get me wrong, I am a fan of British bikes, I own one and want more of them - as well HD has a special place in my heart; its so special Im not sure where that special place is but I truly do appreciate what people do with them and those knuck's, K bikes and an old 59 sporty - fuck it I might as well say on top of the list as dream machines. Its just those orange and black credit card machines that roll everywhere, seriously, if I see another wolf painted on one Im going to bitch slap the dude just for the hell of it.
Back to Jappers.. For those of you that have never built a bike - bolting on shit doesnt count, or chopping a fender - yeh you sportster guy! Im talking starting from square one with a frame and a box of parts. Building a bike from ground up takes so much time effort as well imagination then taking that insight and making it come true. I saw a post the other day on chop cult that just blew me away. Some dumbass stated he couldnt believe the XS was winning the bike contest - WTF, this guy made everything for this bike - he also stated that it looked to much like a street bike and the other bikes looked more like chops - huh - STFU
Most XS as well any other Japper chops are fabricated and customized machines. very little stock can be used, shit the only thing stock on my XS were the wheels. I guess what Im trying to say is that all bikes are cool and even cooler when someone takes the time to make it their own - have some respect for the builder and furthermore respect the machines.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Rating System Sucks

Im sort of new to rating beers with a whole rating system, so I had to sit down and think it through and this is what I cam e up with.

I have also changed my ratings in some of my previous reviews for consistency.

In the future I will still be using stars to rate the beer but I will be basing the star system on the grading level of letters - so here we go:

-*-*-* minus Stars = non drinkable crap

* One Star = a "D" rating will be beer thats just making the grade but mostly just junk that I wouldnt feed to my worst enemy, but it has something worth mentioning.

** Two Stars = "C" rating. I can see why people like it and heck I may even like it, but as a beer it lacks and therefore will deserve this rating.

*** Three Stars = "B" rating - pretty damned good beer but something just doesnt quite make it a great beer.

**** Four Stars = Almost a perfect beer, outstanding but something in it is just missing the mark.

***** Five Stars = An outstanding beer that finishes all of the requirements perfectly - an outstanding quality beer.